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Video: Only These Diets Have Been Proven To Be Effective In Burning Belly Fat
Only these diets have been proven to be effective in burning belly fat
Reducing the waist circumference of abdominal obesity can reduce health risks, but despite claims on the Internet, no trend diet can help you get rid of belly fat specifically.
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Reducing the waist circumference of abdominal obesity can reduce health risks, but despite claims on the Internet, no trend diet can help you get rid of belly fat specifically. This is stated in an article published in the Health & Fitness Journal of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM - American College of Sports Medicine).
With the ongoing obesity epidemic, increasing attention is being paid to the health risks associated with excess fat accumulated around the abdominal cavity.
"Regardless of body weight, a large waist circumference increases the risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes and metabolic syndrome," writes Kari D. Pilolla, Ph.D., a registered nutritionist and nutritionist at California Polytechnic State University), San Luis Obispo.
These risks are mainly associated with visceral adipose tissue - fat stored under the muscles of the abdomen that surrounds major internal organs. It is more "metabolically active" (negatively affects the work of hormones) than subcutaneous fat.
Waist measurement (over 86 cm for women and 101 cm for men) is the most common and convenient method for assessing abdominal obesity and is in good agreement with other methods (dual energy X-ray absorptiometry and CT / MRI scans). The risk of abdominal obesity increases with age, especially in women, and with changes in hormone levels.
The Internet is teeming with extravagant claims about "new discoveries", how to "get rid of belly fat". Intermittent fasting, high protein diets, paleo diets, goji berries, green tea and coffee have been touted to reduce abdominal obesity. However, there is a drawback to these trend diets - none of them has proven to be highly effective.
“There is still no miracle diet, food, nutrients or bioactives that will target abdominal fat,” notes Dr Pilolla.
However, a heart-healthy diet - high in fiber and low in saturated and trans fats - is a great way to prevent or reduce abdominal obesity. Along with physical activity, the best options for a weight loss program are the DASH diet (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) and the Mediterranean diet.
“Research in this area continues,” concludes Dr. Pilolla. - Health and fitness professionals must continue to stay updated with the latest developments and critical reviews of published scientific evidence. A single study, even if well designed, will not provide support for changing dietary or exercise recommendations.”
These professionals should monitor abdominal obesity and assess cardiometabolic health risks, and provide information on heart-healthy diets with proven effectiveness.
“As a sports nutritionist and ACSM Certified Exercise Instructor, I certainly understand that nutrition and exercise go hand in hand,” comments Laura Kruskall, Ph.D., a registered nutritionist and nutritionist at the University of Nevada. Nevada), Las Vegas. “It's important for fitness and nutrition professionals to consistently provide information that is accurate, evidence-based, and applicable to our patients and clients.”
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